The Calgary Flames launched the 30-day countdown to the start of their 30th season today by unveiling the “Retro Jersey”. Make no mistake about it, this is not a 3rd jersey, it’s something completely different. The retro jersey is a 1980′s themed “old skool” jersey that will be worn by the team 5 times this season when they play against their Canadian Rivals. This jersey celebrates 30 years of Flames hockey in Calgary.
There seems to be a consensus amongst pundits, bloggers, and readers alike that the overall theme of the jersey is a hit, while the 30-year logo itself is a #fail. While I have to admit, the jersey is pretty cool, the 30 year logo is blatantly missing a Saddledome, a Stanely Cup and it’s a bit gaudy.
The Calgary Flames have also planned an assortment of activities to celebrate the start of their 30th season in Calgary. Several of the players have been going door-to-door handing out ticket packs to lucky Flames season ticket holders. Also, Each day there will be a new story and highlight from each of of the 30 seasons posted on the Flames website. There is also the chance to win a $30,000 shopping spree on opening night (Oct 1). And if you’re looking for a reason to be proud of your NHL team’s commitment to the community, don’t forget to check out the 30th anniversary press conference. You’ll see Flames President Ken King and owner Harley Hotchkiss discussing 30 years of Flames hockey.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t deny that the Flames organization loves the city of Calgary and its fans and they are committed to being here for many years to come.